30 Sep 2015

Dundee named among the world’s top 200 universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities, just weeks after being named as Scottish University of the Year. Dundee was ranked 185th in the latest edition of Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, putting it in 31st place among UK institutions. The league table uses 13 measures of performance, grouped into teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income, and the University’s performance has improved on last year in every measure. This year’s assessment noted particularly strong showings in international outlook...

30 Sep 2015

Satellite image shows almost cloud-free UK

The Indian summer being enjoyed by most of the UK is captured in a stunning satellite image received by the University of Dundee today. The image, relayed at the University's Satellite Receiving Station at 12.51pm today, Wednesday September 30th, shows an almost completely cloud-free UK. Roddy Isles Head of Press TEL: 01382 384910 MOBILE: 07800 581902 E-MAIL: r.isles@dundee.ac.uk...

30 Sep 2015

Cate’s footprints feature in sculpture walk

Cate Newton has become the sixth Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design student to see her work installed at the growing sculpture walk at Moncrieffe Hill near Perth. The Woodlands Trust has been working with the college, part of the University of Dundee, over the past six years to award a sculptural commission to the Year 3 Fine Art student whose designs are judged the best in an annual competition. Students visit the site, speak with the Woodlands Trust staff and view the previous winning sculptures. They then produce ideas for a piece of outdoors-based artwork and the successful entrant is invi...

Cate’s footprints feature in sculpture walk

30 Sep 2015

Culture and arts to complement science at world’s major addiction conference

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design will stage a major programme of events helping to examine alcohol and drug misuse as part of the world’s leading scientific conference on addiction medicine, which will be hosted by the University of Dundee next week. The University’s School of Medicine will host the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Annual Meeting between Sunday 4th and Thursday 8th October. ISAM Dundee 2015 will also incorporate the Culture and Arts Festival, a programme of exhibitions, artists’ talks and workshops to engage with both the 450-plus delegate...

Culture and arts to complement science at world’s major addiction conference

29 Sep 2015

£1.1million AI grant to mine arguments and analyse opinion

University of Dundee researchers are to bring the work of ancient Greek and Roman scholars together with cutting-edge technology to solve an Artificial Intelligence challenge that offers potentially huge benefits for stock market analysts, academics, the PR industry and political parties. They have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop new tools to carry out argument mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential. They will work...

£1.1million AI grant to mine arguments and analyse opinion